Originally Posted by MrBlonde
Hi Chrisis, good results for 6 months. I too am thinking of using Rogaine 5%. Can you answer a few questions for me
How long before the initial shed started and how bad was it? How many hairs would you loose because of it?
How long before the initial shed stopped?
Would you recommend using the liquid or the foam?
Did it cause or stop any itching you may have had? Any other sides such as damaged to the skin, dizziness, headaches or dark circles under the eyes?
The shed started within a few months and was really bad. I started frantically researching my options and was obsessed with this forum and researching. I've scaled down somewhat, but still want a hair transplant.
I started noticing improvement within 4-5 months. The hairs that fell out seemed to regrow and I think I gained territory. Never thought that would happen, but looking at these pics it's quite clear. I was actually a bit shocked seeing this post and how bad it was, even as recently as April.
I used both liquid and foam. Foam is the best if you can afford it; it's much easier to apply.
I had a bit of itchiness with the liquid, but haven't noticed it with the foam. I was using Nizoral for awhile also, so maybe that had an effect.
Hope this helps. Uploading some new pics.